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Old 03-22-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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I stayed there in an hotel and had a great vacation about an year ago. The rooms were very nice, the water park kept us busy all day and all the team members were very courteous and helpful. The management staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. We will definitely decide some vacation at same place.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: the living desert
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I love the idea of the space-themed amusement park. Perhaps make it a Air/Space themed park to broaden the appeal a bit. Along with the space themed rides, have a flight into a hurricane, or other weather/flight related attractions. Anyway it's an interesting idea. If it was started small it could grow into a major attraction.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Cache, OK (AZ Native)
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I love the idea of the space-themed amusement park. Perhaps make it a Air/Space themed park to broaden the appeal a bit. Along with the space themed rides, have a flight into a hurricane, or other weather/flight related attractions. Anyway it's an interesting idea. If it was started small it could grow into a major attraction.
In the early 90s there was a plan to build just that, off of I-8 around Gila Bend. There was a huge sign promising the new aviation-themed park. Nothing ever came out of it, so many variables working against it, mostly the ludicrous location.

Down by Eloy there was an attempt at a family fun park; the results are still visible on the southwest side of I-10, see picture of a "tower", courtesy of Street View. Poorly executed, it used cable spools and industrial gear to make a "robotic" park. An idea that fizzled due to money, or the lack thereof.

I do like your idea. Nothing out there like it, and with virtual rides out there, the sky's the limit, no pun intended.

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Red Rock, Arizona
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Down by Eloy there was an attempt at a family fun park; the results are still visible on the southwest side of I-10, see picture of a "tower", courtesy of Street View. Poorly executed, it used cable spools and industrial gear to make a "robotic" park. An idea that fizzled due to money, or the lack thereof.
That was supposed to be the WOOZ. Here's a little story about it's demise.

WIN SOME, WOOZ SOME - Page 1 - News - Phoenix - Phoenix New Times
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Cache, OK (AZ Native)
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That was supposed to be the WOOZ. Here's a little story about it's demise.

WIN SOME, WOOZ SOME - Page 1 - News - Phoenix - Phoenix New Times

The WOOZ Maze was replaced by the family park, in the mid 90s. It tanked as soon as it started. When I lived in Tucson I'd drive up to PHX quite a bit to visit and noticed the park's slow progress. Thanks for the memory jogger about the maze.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:11 AM
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Location: East Central Phoenix
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There have been many, many plans over the years to build theme parks in the desert outside of Phoenix, but none of them ever came to fruition. One of the last proposals was Decades, which was supposed to be a music based theme park located near Eloy. My understanding was it would have been mostly indoors, so the heat wouldn't be much of an issue.

I still don't see any valid reasons why Arizona can't have internationally known theme parks on the same level as what California and Florida have. There are lots of lame excuses floating around, but none of them are logical. The summer heat in Arizona is always listed as a reason to not build theme parks here, but the heat in Florida feels worse with all the humidity. People also like to say that we are too close to the theme parks of California, but I say that is all the MORE reason to have theme parks in Arizona ... for competition! I guess they would rather see California reap all the profits instead of trying to increase revenue here.

One more thing: Dubai is located in a desert region that can be even hotter than Phoenix, but guess what they have? That's right: an indoor ski resort! There is no legitimate reason why indoor theme parks can't be built in or near the Phoenix metro area. It seems like no matter what the plans are, there will always be the annoying, intrusive NIMBYs to try & put the kibosh on everything.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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We almost had the Theme Park in Williams,and the Waveyard in Mesa but the economy died and funding dried up, hopefully as the economy improves new projects will come forward. It will be a moneymaker for whoever gets the first one going because it has been many years since anything new resembling a theme park was built.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:12 PM
 
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I would love to see six flags over Arizona here in the desert. It would bring revenue and jobs to the state. I believe it would be great for families to take there kids to enjoy a day of fun filled excitement. People think because its so hot here that no one would come out in the heat to enjoy rollercoaster rides, water sports and other rides. You go to other states to spend money on vacations and rides. Why can't you see the fun of a theme park in Arizona. I believe there are only a few that would disagree in a theme park coming. But put the word out and see how the state would light up at the thought of a theme park coming to Arizona. I believe if you put it on the ballet and voted for it. It would win more votes that you think. Then maybe developers could come together to figure out a way to make it happen. Arizona has the land. We just need people to come together to make it happen. If other states can build one why can't Arizona its not about the heat. For those that thinks it too hot, then they can stay home. We need jobs, and to show other states that Arizona is a fun state to come to. Bring people to Arizona. Lets like other states with mega theme parks. Then some of money made can also be given to the schools to better educate our the kids. So I believe this would be a huge investment for our state..
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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According to this recent article, you may get your wish...

Williams Eyed for $400M Theme Park | Arizona Builders Exchange

The article cites Williams as a likely site for a theme park with a potential Disney or Six Flags in the Phoenix area.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:41 PM
 
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According to this recent article, you may get your wish...

Williams Eyed for $400M Theme Park | Arizona Builders Exchange

The article cites Williams as a likely site for a theme park with a potential Disney or Six Flags in the Phoenix area.

There's already a thread on the Williams park:

Willams Theme Park is baaaack!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would not hold my breath on a Six Flags, Disney or whatever in Phoenix.
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